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MORAL SCIENCE:

BY FRANCIS WAYLAND, D. D.

President of Brown University, and Professor of Moral Philosophy.

ABRIDGED AND ADAPTED TO THE USE OF SCHOOLS

AND ACADEMIES, BY THE AUTHOR.

BOSTON:

GOULD, KENDALL & LINCOLN.

AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT

THE UNITED STATES.

1860. Mar. 19,

hathancel L. Hocher

of Boston

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Entered, according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1835,

at the Clerk's Office of the District of Rhode Island, by
Francis Wayland.

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PREFACE.

In the following work, I have attempted to present the more important truths of Moral Science, in such a form as may be useful in Schools and ACADEMIES. With this view, it has been not merely abridged, but also rewritten ; the argument in general omitted, and merely the result stated; and the illustrations adapted to the comprehension of the young. The style, so far as possible, has been rendered simple; and the words and phrases selected with special reference to the ordinary language of persons not accustomed to moral speculations. Such at least has

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